The first seminar was for upper belts and involved working with the Staff. The second seminar was an Anti-Bullying seminar and was for students of all ages. Both CTI Masters Seminars were led by Grandmaster Sautel and master instructors John Sautel and Erik Albrechtson. Assisting were 4th dans Karen McHugh, Fred Sautel, Alice Meyung and Clayton Garner.
The CTI Staff Seminar began at 9:00 AM. The seminar was held next door at Faith Mountain Church. As a part of the event, everyone brought some non-perishable food for their Community Food Bank. The huge facility provided us with plenty of head room for our staffs, but with the great turnout, side by side, we were packed as usual! For a seemingly short two hours, the seminar participants swung, poked, blocked, planted and hit their wooden staffs with passion! In addition to work on staff basics and hitting drills, 2nd dans and above had the chance trained in special staff sparring.
The CTI Anti-Bullying Seminar commenced immediately after the first seminar and was held next door, back at the Green Mountain Campus. Facts and information about bullies, the nature of bullying and what to do about bullying were discussed in one large group. Following this opening talk, the students split into age appropriate teams and worked on drills on how to handle these difficult situations. The leaders took their teams through different anti-bullying drills and discussed the many variables in anti-bullying. Towards the end of the day, our own unique street thugs / bullies tried to come in and harass some of our participants in front of the entire group - to no avail! What a wonderful day!
|Black Belts Participating at the Staff Seminar|
Coghan Spery Michael Madayag Drew Madayag Erik Ondrejko Theo Lincke Leam Dunkin Emily Brophy Brendan Zandin Maggie Wingate Emma Hartmann Shekina DeTienne Porter Krause Grayson Krause Phillip Hoenmans Kameron Evans Konner Evans Sarah Dahle Nathaniel McKernan Natasha McKernan Zane Peirson Sam La Morgese Evelyn LaMorgese Mason Ford Jennifer McKernan Nico Huggins Santi Huggins Kenny Brancio Sean Konrad Brynn Konrad Tyler Tatman Adam Harkins Nataniel Parkins Owen Parkins Damean Rupp Kathleen Sautel Annie Sautel David Wallace Chris Wallace Delaney Zandin Don Johnson Lisa Dunkin Michael Hebb Alicia Leone Eric Evans Bridget Sautel Abdu Kikhia Brian Steward Michael Sandusky Karen McHugh Alice Meyung
John Sautel Jim Sautel Erik Albrechtson Mindy Sautel Dean Loux Rex Splitt Delores Herman Sally Morgan Eileen Lindner Gabe Gallegos Rachel Rockenfeller Nathan Rockenfeller Damian Rupp Owen Hartmann Melodie Page McKenna Louth Ian Randall Ryan Lindner Jordan Stiller Zach Greaves Clayton Garner Freddy Sautel